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Adekunle Ajiboye, M.E.E.I. '14

Entrepreneurship in the Electronic Age

When it comes to uniting health care and information technology, Adekunle Ajiboye’s goal is straightforward.

“I want the patient to get the right care, at the right time, in the right place, and at an affordable cost,” he says. “It’s about augmenting health care, not automating it.”

Technological innovation in the healthcare field offers the promise of improved outcomes and reduced costs, says Ajiboye, a graduate of McMaster’s MSc. eHealth (2013) and M.E.E.I (Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation) in 2014.

In 2010, Ajiboye launched his company, Aajimatics, an electronic technologies solutions and services firm headquartered in McMaster Innovation Park.

The firm provides eHealth, eBusiness and eSecurity solutions to companies and government clients in North America, as well as in Nigeria and several Caribbean nations.

Among its innovative health technology offerings is a portable electronic personal health record platform that allows patients to store, transport and share their medical histories across health care providers and institutions. The platform avoids duplication of tests and ensures records are safe, legible and available to health care providers at the point of care. With digitization, data also becomes a valuable source of information that can contribute to public health, disease surveillance and cost control.

“There’s a lot of data we can mine to reduce health care costs,” Ajiboye explains.

In Nigeria, Aajimatics has led several critical projects, including the eHealth Strategic Framework, the National Open Data Guidelines, and the National Cyber Security Risk Assessment.

While his technological skill was honed earning an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, Ajiboye says his enthusiasm as an entrepreneur and embedded systems innovator was nurtured at McMaster.

“The first time I saw McMaster, I just knew I was home,” he says. “It’s an environment and ecosystem where entrepreneurship thrives.”